Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is taking fire from the woke circles in Hollywood after she claimed to be the first female lead in an action movie in “The Hunger Games”, a 2012 film.
Lawrence spoke with Viola Davis on Variety’s YouTube show “Actors on Actors” when the actress made her disastrous claim, saying.
“I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work — because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead.
And it just makes me so happy every single time I see a movie come out that just blows through every one of those beliefs and proves that it is just a lie to keep certain people out of the movies, to keep certain people in the same positions that they’ve always been in.”
Lawrence played the role of Katniss Everdeen, a girl who is forced to fight to the death to save herself in a game designed to entertain the wealthy citizens of another realm.
This film was a massive launching point of her career, making her a massive star and household name that would later appear in films such as “Silver Linings Playbook” and the “X-Men” series.
Her claim, however, is obviously wrong. She is definitely not the first female to star as an action hero, and there were many before her.
For example, “V for Vendetta” was released in 2005 with Natalie Portman playing an action hero. “Salt” came out 2 years before the hunger games where Angelina Jolie fights her way to freedom as a former CIA agent. “Kill Bill” debuted in 2003 with Uma Thurman taking the lead. There are many more cases but that list would be far too long for anyone to bother reading it.
Now, Hollywood is blasting Lawrence with criticism regarding her claim to be the first female lead in an action film. Here are some Twitter users who voiced their displeasure with Lawrence’s claim.
“Jennifer Lawrence proclaiming she was the first woman to ever be the lead in an action movie… Clearly she never saw Sigourney Weaver’s Alien franchise” –Journalist David Leavitt
“Jennifer Lawrence is not “woke” or a feminist. She is just a narcissist who wants to take accomplishments away from women and rewrite history to look more profound than she really is. She will take credit for anything as long as it gets her in the headlines” – Journalist Daniel Sumpton.
Later in the interview, Lawrence did offer a potential explanation for her awful false claim, saying this.
“The biggest hindrance to my craft has been press, doing interviews. I’m always very self-conscious of my intellect because I didn’t finish school. I dropped out of middle school.”
Yep, that checks out.
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